Being involved in a motorcycle accident may be much more serious than an automobile accident. This is because a motorcycle does not provide much protection to the rider. Even when wearing a helmet, serious injuries can occur to the neck, back and spine that could leave you permanently disabled. Head injuries are also common, due to the impact the head experiences, as well as in situations where a rider was not wearing a helmet. In cases where you or someone you love has been hurt or serious injured in a motorcycle accident, and the accident was not your fault, it is worth your time to contact a motorcycle injury attorney to discuss your circumstances.
A Motorcycle Injury Attorney Is Able to Help Passengers Hurt in an AccidentBesides helping motorcycle operators file claims, a motorcycle injury attorney is also available to provide assistance to passengers riding on motorcycles. For instance, if you are a passenger, and the operator causes an accident or is in an accident caused by someone else, you may have grounds for a personal injury case, if you were hurt. You might have been thrown off of the motorcycle, and cracked and broken some bones. Depending on the injuries, you could require surgery to correct the problems. Your medical expenses at the time of accident, and later, throughout your recovery, are not your financial responsibility, as long as you were not the one responsible for causing the accident. You have a legal right to seek monetary damages against the person who was at fault, and have them pay any and all related medical expenses, lost wages from work, and other related items.